- As part of the Euro-Argo RISE project, IO PAN & FMI will organise a Baltic and Arctic Argo workshop at IO PAN, Sopot, Poland, 23-25.9.2020. We invite participants from the Baltic and Arctic communities, that are interested in using Argo data or engaging with Argo activities to join the workshop. The first day of the workshop will focus on Baltic Sea specific issues, the second day will cover general Argo knowledge and the third day will focus on Arctic Sea specific issues.
More information about the workshop and details for registration and logistics can be found under the following link: https://www.euro-argo.eu/News-Meetings/News/Latest-News/2020-Arctic-Baltic-workshop.
22nd August 2020, Sopot, IO PAN
- During the literature festiwal in Sopot 22nd August, three prominent writers and journalists, visited IO PAN. Stading from the left: Adam Wajrak, Ilona Wiśniewska and Tomasz Ulanowski.
- Today we celebrate the World Oceans Day. We are happy to inform that as of 4 June 2020 IO PAN has become a founding member of the EU4Ocean Platform https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/en/node/4508. The official launch of the EU4Ocean Platform will be in September 2020, with a series of webinars 24-25 September 2020.
6th March, Gdańsk, National Maritime Museum
For the second time the National Maritime Museum organized a seminar on the occasion of International Women's Day entitled "Girls on the Wave".
One of the speakers was Violetta Drozdowska, who appeared in absolutely good company: Captain Joanna Pajkowska, who in 2019 ended her lonely cruise around the Earth in 216 days, and Agata Bogusz - gold medalist in freediving, psychologist and personal trainer. The seminar was devoted to the role of women in the broadly understood maritime industry and allowed to take a really deep breath, think about how to reconcile motherhood with scientific work and learn the taste of loneliness on the high seas. The event was advertised under the motto: "Queen of the Seas for Women's Day. With such girls don't be afraid to go on the farthest cruise!"
Maritime Culture Centre
13th January 2020, Gdańsk
- Greta Thunberg took part in Gdańsk in shooting a BBC documentary on the effect of climate change. She shot some scenes with Jacek Piskozub from IO PAN, supported on the filmset by Violetta Drozdowska.
18th October 2019, University of Silesia, Sosnowiec
- The ceremony of inauguration of the academic year 2019/2020 in the International Environmental Doctoral School associated with the Centre for Polar Studies at the University of Silesia was held October 18, 2019. This year 5 PhD students are affiliated to IO PAN. More info on page: www.mssd.us.edu.pl/en/
and in photo gallery:
September-October 2019, Arctic Ocean
- Our PhD student, together with 19 participants from around the world, takes part in unique workshop onboard the RV Akademik Fedorov. Ewa Korejwo will spend over 6 weeks in the Arctic during MOSAiC School 2019. MOSAiC is an expedition organized in cooperation with many research institutes in the polar regions, under the leadership of the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany. The German icebreakern RV Polarstern will drift along with sea ice throughout the year. Over 300 scientists will study Arctic climate processes that combine atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, biogeochemistry and the ecosystem. The results obtained during the MOSAiC project will allow a better understanding of the regional and global consequences of climate change in the Arctic and sea ice loss.
Link to the project website.
19th September 2019, Instytut Oceanologii
- Space Sciences Committee Polish Academy of Sciences / Gdańsk Branch in cooperation with Baltic Sea & Space Cluster invites for joint conference "Remote-sensing. Challenges in gather and sharing data". More information (in Polish) on WWW page.
17th-19th September 2019, Instytut Oceanologii
Representatives of the most important research centers from the Baltic Sea region met at the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and initiate the next edition of the DAIMON project: Decision Aid for Dumped Munitions. So far an interdisciplinary team of experts from Poland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania and Russia has been able to determine the location of weapons lying on the bottom of the Baltic and the Skagerrak with a high accuracy and to develop methods and tools which are able to better estimate the risk of this hazardous waste to the environment and people. The task of the DAIMON 2 project is to apply these methods in practice using artificial intelligence software to support maritime administration, the navy and offshore companies in decision-making processes regarding operations in areas contaminated with sunken weapons. In the following years, the project will train employees of the institutions concerned. An estimated half a million tons of conventional and chemical ammunition lying on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, which was not used in the conflicts of I and II World War and sunk, mainly at three "underwater dumps" in the Gdansk, Bornholm and Gotland Deeps, but also in many other regions. Seabed installations and trawler nets are at the greatest risk of contact with weapons and thus the release of toxic substances into the marine environment.
Project WWW page